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The Serpent Garden

(1996)
A novel by

 
 
In the court of Henry VIII, there are many secrets—and some people will kill to keep them hidden.

Susanna Dallet is the daughter of a Flemish painter and wife to a philandering husband, living in the court of Henry VIII. When her husband is murdered, Susanna is suddenly left with a household to provide for and nothing to her name. Her days of anonymity are over when Susanna finds that guild rules preventing women from working do not apply at the king's court, and she manages to secure a position as a miniature-portrait painter. Before long, she has not only made a name for herself, she is close to those who surround Princess Mary.

But even in this lofty company, Susanna is not safe. An old manuscript that she has inherited turns out to hold the keys to an age-old mystery, and the forces that claimed her husband are closing in. As danger looms, Susanna joins with Robert Ashton, secretary to Henry's cunning and ruthless adviser Archbishop Wolsey, and together they must fight a fearsome society in league with a demon.

Combining heartpounding action, sly humor, romance, and supernatural twists, The Serpent Garden is the story of a creative and resourceful woman who unwittingly finds herself in a dangerous—and deadly—game of hide-and-seek.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

March 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Serpent Garden
Author(s): Judith Merkle Riley
ISBN: 0-670-86661-X / 978-0-670-86661-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

January 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Serpent Garden: A Novel
Author(s): Judith Merkle Riley
ISBN: 0-307-39536-7 / 978-0-307-39536-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Broadway Books
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April 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Serpent Garden
Author(s): Judith Riley
ISBN: 0-14-025880-9 / 978-0-14-025880-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Serpent Garden, The
Author(s): Judith Merkle Riley
ISBN: 1-5226-0290-9 / 978-1-5226-0290-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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February 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Serpent Garden
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Title: The Serpent Garden
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Publisher: Audible Studios
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January 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Serpent Garden: A Novel
Author(s): Judith Merkle Riley
Publisher: Crown
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